NZ biodiversity captured on camera

The inaugural NZ Biodiversity Photo Competition attracted more than 350 entries from amateur and professional photographers of all ages. The competition, run by Department of Conservation, NZ National Commission for UNESCO, NIWA, and Forest & Bird, celebrated New Zealand’s unique plant and animal life and marked the 2010 UN International Year of Biodiversity.

The winning shot of a white-faced heron fishing in the Whakatane River was captured by Mandy Hague. The winning photos on are display as the Biodiversity Captured exhibition at Zealandia until mid-January, and will then tour nationwide.

To see all the winning photos and get updates on where they'll be exhibited next, click here.